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This is an official, growing collection of how-to's, videos, threads, DIY's, part numbers, projects, etc for your 2011 - 2018 Volvo S60, S60CC & V60, V60CC. I really encourage you to use this and contribute to this to make it the best possible reference tool for fellow owners. Post below all your favorites so I can include them in the main post.

Thanks to p.rico for many of these posts which were taken from his intro/build thread:
p.rico's S60 T6 Journey and DIY Thread!
Thanks to Synesis for this incredible build/reference thread:
S60 Sojourn - Synesis' S60 R-Design Information...
Thanks to DWBF1 for this great "Pole Position" thread:
Pole Position: Start Here for Common Issues and...
Truly, this thread is built on the backs of these giants. 馃嵑

Reference Info

Volvo Manuals
Sources for Service Bulletins
Enter your VIN here to check for outstanding recalls on your Volvo
T5 vs T6: Differences
T6 vs T6 R-Design: Differences
Volvo Accessories Installation Instructions

Safe and Secure/Warranty Questions:
CPO Vehicles and Safe and Secure
Safe and Secure Information for 2013 Volvos

Navigation Updates:
Navigation Updates for Certain 2011-2015 Volvo's
Navigation Updates for Certain 2015.5 and Newer Volvo's
2015.5 North America Map Update for all cars except 90 Series

Other Discussions/Topics:
Quick Reference - Spotting Popular Equipment Packages
Ramps for S60/V60
Cleaning Exhaust Tips
What Accessories Are Worth It for the S60
What Did You Do With Your S60 V60 (2011-) Today?
mark-sf's Recommended Premium Audio Settings



Part Numbers:
39836089 - 2018 NAV screen surround with chrome trim
31664467 - 2018 S60 Polestar carbon fiber rear spoiler extension
31428167 - Sport steering wheel with paddles and heat
31285187 - Software update to allow navigation updates through USB
39842943 - V60 Polestar rear wing (replaces P/N 39834670)
31454480 - V60 rear wing Polestar accessory winglets
31333641 - "S60" Badge letters
31333651 - "T6" Badge letters
31317622 - Sport pedals (LHD)
31323214 - R-Design strut bar (new strut covers are also needed)
31399309 - Bor Wheels, 8x19in, Iron Stone
31439442 - Bor Wheels, 8x19in, Blank Matt
32207172 - 2018 S/V60 Polestar wheels (gloss black inserts)
31454841 - S60/V60 Polestar Accessory Wheels, 8x19in, Light Matte Grey
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31454470 - wheel/tire kit )

31435954 - Polestar winter wheel, 8x19in, Light grey (looks like the 2015-2016 20-inch wheel)
31408850 - Polestar winter wheel, 8x19in, dark grey (original Polestar 2015 winter wheel)
31454436 - Polestar Performance Parts - front spring for heavy cars (T6-6cyl AWD, T5-5cyl AWD)
31454437- Polestar Performance Parts - rear spring for heavy cars (T6-6cyl AWD, T5-5cyl AWD)
31408583 - outer cowl cover for the R-Design or Polestar strut bar - Driver's side (left)
31408584 - outer cowl cover for the R-Design or Polestar strut bar - Passenger side (right)




Mechanical Upgrade/Repair/Maintenance/Info

Engine
:
Changing your own oil - 2011 S60 T6
The Polestar Upgrade for T6 Models: Information and Review
Torque Rod Bushing Replacement/Upgrade
DIY Intake MODs

Exhaust:
Exhaustive Comparisons
R Design Muffler - Borla vs Magnaflow vs Flowmaster
T6 Exhaust Opinions: Ferrita vs KPAX
Yet another exhaust thread - Borla Muffler/OBX ...
IPD vs EST vs Borla - P2R Exhaust Comparison (For Reference)

Suspension:
Touring vs Dynamic Suspension
4C vs Regular Dynamic Suspension
IPD Sway Bar Upgrade
Koni FSD, Koni Sport, or Bilstein for S60
Koni FSD Tire Rack Review
Bilstein HD on V60 R-Design

Transmission:
Rough Transmission Downshifts and Software Updates
Adding "Sport" mode to the transmission - 2011 T6 Owners
Sport Mode
TF80-SC Transmission Flush
Attempts to add Paddle Shifters:
Adding Paddle shifters to a Paddle-less 2016 S60
Retrofit on 2011-2013
To Paddle Shift or Not

Brakes:
Brake upgrade from 316mm to larger 336mm Rotor

Maintenance:
Cabin Air Filter - Step by Step Replacement with Part Numbers

Spare Tire:
Adding S60 Spare Tire
Adding Spare to S60
Spare/Jack/Bag
Sharing S60 Experience
Spare Tire?
Adding Spare to V60

Synesis's S60 Spare Tire Parts List:
  • 31317980 Spare tire
  • 31399083 Under floor styrofoam holder and new carpeted panel.
  • 31428824 Label kit
Caveat: Some members have noted that the spare may not fit over some front brake assemblies; if the flat is on the front, you'd have to move the rear tire to the front and put the spare on the rear.

Trailer Hitch:
Several readers have installed the Curt Hitch #13266 from etrailer.com or amazon.com. It is a Class 3 hitch with the larger 2-inch receiver for bike racks and trailers.

2012 S60:
Anyone put a trailer hitch on a 2012 S60?
North American tow hitch?
2013 S60:
HOWTO - Trailer hitch wiring for 2013 S60
Write Up: Factory Trailer Hitch for Volvo S60

2015.5 V60CC:
V60 cross country hitch options and install


Aesthetic Upgrade/Repair/Maintenance/Info

Electronics and Interior
:
Wind Noise/Body and Mirror Seal Recall (2011s only)
Sensus 3.0 Software Update - The Definitive Thread
Sirius Satellite Radio Reception Issues
Monitoring Engine Temperature
Leaks from Windows and Sunroof
Squeaks and Creaks: Start Here
Noisy A/C Compressor Recall Information
Using an iPhone 5 with Sensus
Interior Cabin Filter Replacement/Writeup
2013+ Illuminated Shifter Assembly Retrofit into 2011-2012 S60
MY11-13 Non-Solder Steering Wheel Paddle Shifter Retrofit (with illuminated knob!)
Interior/Exterior LED Lighting Retrofit
S60 LED Replacements
Interior LED's
Adaptive Cruise Control
Watching DVDs in your S60/V60
Navigation - using Volvo "MyPOI" Tips and Tricks
Adding R-Design Features to an S60 T6
Cup Holder - Replacement of entire assembly or just the rubber tabs
S60 Audio Upgrade Path
mark-sf's DIY Subwoofer Project - A Premium Journey to the Low End
Volvo Most Interface
Center Console Trim Protector

Side Scuff Plates:
Side Scuff Plates
Ordering Info Side Scuff Plates

Headlights:
Bi-Xenon Retrofit (upgrade from halogens )
Adjusting Xenon Headlights
Adjusting Headlights
How To Remove Headlights and Replace Headlight Bulbs
Headlight Aiming with a Yardstick
Good Info on Xenon Bulbs
Xenon Headlights Installed on the Car

Wheels/Tires:
31399309 - Bor Wheels, 8x19in wheels, Iron Stone
31439442 - Bor Wheels, 8x19in wheels, Blank Matt
31454841 - S60/V60 Polestar Accessory Wheels, 8x19in, Light Matte Grey ( 31454470 - wheel/tire kit )
31435954 - Polestar winter wheel, 8x19in, Light grey (looks like the 2015-2016 20-inch wheel)
31408850 - Polestar winter wheel, 8x19in, dark grey (original Polestar 2015 winter wheel)


18" vs. 19" Tires and Wheels - What's your Experience?
Thinking about Bigger Wheels and Tires
Wheel Tire Selection
 

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Yes...this is awesome. The S40 has had this for years and has been most helpful.

Thank you.
 

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It would be fantastic if all of the reference materials could be kept/moved to the first post. Having to search through posts within a (growing) thread is difficult. The S40/V50 how-to thread was a lifesaver and great model for this one!
 

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It would be fantastic if all of the reference materials could be kept/moved to the first post. Having to search through posts within a (growing) thread is difficult. The S40/V50 how-to thread was a lifesaver and great model for this one!
I'm working on it... LOL I've got DWBF1's thread incorporated. Now I have to make time to get Synesis' incorporated.
 

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I'm working on it... LOL I've got DWBF1's thread incorporated. Now I have to make time to get Synesis' incorporated.
Awesome, thanks!
 

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Awesome, thanks!
Finally got back to it. Give it a look and let me know if you see anything that could use modification or if you find anything else I should include.
 
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